Technical Articles

  • Interview in EDACafe – Helic: Blending the Long View with Pragmatic Realities

    Taking guidance from their website, Silicon Valley based Helic provides “EDA software that mitigates the risk of electromagnetic crosstalk in high-speed and low-power SOC designs.” The company’s products include VeloceRF, an inductive device compiler and modeling tool which provides DRC clean devices for geometries as low as 10 nanometers; RaptorX, a pre-LVS electromagnetic modeling tool; […]

  • White Paper: Challenges and Trends in SOC Electromagnetic (EM) Crosstalk

    Electromagnetic Crosstalk analysis is emerging as a fundamental necessity as a component of electronic system development. With the advent of advanced technologies and System on-Chip (SoC) architectures, ignoring electromagnetic crosstalk is highly risky resulting in significant delays in reaching the market on time as well significant cost over runs. This paper provides an overview of […]

  • Helic, Wipro and NXP discusses an Electromagnetic – aware design methodology for 16FFC high speed Serdes during TSMC Open Innovation Forum, Santa Clara Sept. 2017

    SerDes designs have become increasingly challenging as data rates push past 10Gbps and up to 56Gbps. Helic, Wipro and NXP participated in the recent TSMC Open Innovation Platform Forum, held in Santa Clara on September 13th, 2017, to reveal how their collaboration has led to multiple generations of successful first-pass SerDes IP families for Wipro […]

  • Crosstalk Analysis At 7nm

    Faster speed and smaller features are increasing the noise volume. The increasing demand for electronic systems with increasing bandwidth and decreasing size puts more high-speed circuitry and high bandwidth channels in ever-closer proximity. The continuous increase in internal clock frequencies (e.g. 5 – 10 GHz) and the increase in data rates (e.g. >10Gbps) are fueling […]

  • Electromagnetic (EM) Crosstalk: Challenges and Trends

    Abstract— With the advent of advanced technologies and System on-Chip (SoC) architectures, ignoring electromagnetic crosstalk is highly risky resulting in significant delays in reaching the market on time as well significant cost over runs. This short article provides a quick definition of electromagnetic crosstalk, in the context of modern SoC designs, and the technology and […]